Global Scholars previously International Institute For Christian Studies

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Global Scholars equips Christian professors to serve Christ in secular universities worldwide through fifteen proven programs and services.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Global Scholars
PO Box 12147
Overland Park, KS 66282


Phone: (913) 962-4422

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 561627401

CEO/President: Stan Wallace, D.Min.

Chairman: J.T. Smith

Board size: 6

Founder: Dr. Danny McCain

Ruling year: 1988

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1989


Our vision is that one day every student, colleague, university, and discipline will have Christian professors who communicate the truth, goodness, and beauty of Christ in the power of the Spirit for the growth of God's Kingdom and the flourishing (shalom) of society. Our fifteen programs and services are summarized here.

Connecting Christian Professors

Local Communities - Helping Christian professors meet in person regularly for encouragement, equipping, and outreach.

Disciplinary Communities - Helping Christian professors in particular nations and disciplines meet in a secure online environment to discuss how they can better fulfill God's call to be his ambassadors in their countries and fields of study.

Networking - Providing a way for Christian professors to identify one another globally and across disciplines through a database searchable by location, academic discipline, or research interests.

Group Video Conferencing - Offering Christian professors a secure, online environment to talk with one another one-to-one or in small groups to collaborate and sharpen one another "as iron sharpens iron" (Proverbs 27:17).

Equipping Christian Professors

Mentoring - More seasoned Christian professors helping less experienced colleagues develop spiritually, professionally, and missionally so they can be more effective for Christ in higher education.

Seminars and Conferences - Providing opportunities for Christian professors to meet in person at local, regional, national, and international events and receive training in a range of ministry skills and abilities.

Webinars - Hosting monthly online conversations where Christian professors can learn from one of their colleagues who is having success serving Christ in higher education.

Curricula - Developing study guides to help Christian professors love God more deeply and serve him more ably. The study guides are drawn from our Resource Library and are useful to professors personally and in small-group settings.

Regional Consultants - Growing a team of specialists in faculty ministry to connect and equip Christian professors, contextualizing these programs and services in their various regions of the world. Resourcing Christian Professors

Resource Library - Hosting an online library containing the best materials available in the six content areas a Christian professor must master to be most effective for Christ in higher education. Content experts in each area continually acquire and make available these resources from around the world.

Research Databases - Offering Christian scholars access to online academic journals. This is especially helpful to professors in majority-world universities that lack adequate library holdings. This access allows them to contribute to important discussions in their fields through publishing their research. In many cases, it also helps them maintain their positions in their universities, as publishing is often required for continued employment or advancement.

Editorial Services - Providing seasoned editors to help Christian professors publish their ideas. This is especially helpful to scholars who do not speak English as their first language, as most academic journals are published in English.

Job Board - Indexing university positions available worldwide, for Christian scholars searching for a place to serve.

Grants - Making funds available to help Christian professors access the training and resources needed to serve Christ with excellence. These grants are especially helpful to professors in areas of the world that provide very low salaries.

Sending Christian Professors

Fellows Program - Providing pastoral care and accounting services for Christian professors called to serve Christ in universities outside their home countries sent by Global Scholars through 2019. Explore here for more information on pursuing a university position globally.

Mission statement

Global Scholars equips Christian professors to have a redemptive influence among their students, colleagues, universities, and academic disciplines.

Statement of faith

In accord with the ancient creeds of the Christian faith such as the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed, the following statement of faith* is a summary of essential biblical teaching as we strive for unity in essentials, liberty in non-essentials, and charity in all things. We believe... the Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy; and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifest in the flesh, His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, and His personal return in power and glory. the Salvation of lost and sinful persons through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by faith apart from works, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit. the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ. the Unity of the Spirit of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ. the Resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating864 of 111015 of 21
Fund acquisition rating513 of 11119 of 21
Resource allocation rating944 of 111118 of 21
Asset utilization rating750 of 111014 of 21

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$55,623$30,396$233,830$17,574$31,598
Short-term investments$187,208$187,365$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,942,287$1,628,029$1,404,529$960,054$712,823
Long-term investments$0$0$48,748$34,255$43,790
Fixed assets$2,540$5,043$1,507$3,310$2,354
Other long-term assets$71,175$71,175$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$73,715$76,218$50,255$37,565$46,144
Total assets$2,016,002$1,704,247$1,454,784$997,619$758,967
Payables and accrued expenses$55,163$50,688$78,417$78,862$89,087
Other current liabilities$5,986$4,565$4,799$3,967$4,658
Total current liabilities$61,149$55,253$83,216$82,829$93,745
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$17,911$16,454$16,310$21,238$25,017
Total long-term liabilities$17,911$16,454$177,510$177,538$25,017
Total liabilities$79,060$71,707$260,726$260,367$118,762
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$1,509,672$1,553,133$1,157,936$653,630$613,984
With donor restrictions$427,270$79,407$36,122$83,622$26,221
Net assets$1,936,942$1,632,540$1,194,058$737,252$640,205
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,053,053$2,204,744$2,168,484$2,038,996$1,904,547
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$3,225
Membership dues$7,730$9,913$8,018$8,268$2,717
Investment income$23,812$2,354$7,888$12,290$23,935
Other revenue$6,965$0$0$0($8,836)
Total other revenue$38,507$12,267$15,906$20,558$21,041
Total revenue$2,091,560$2,217,011$2,184,390$2,059,554$1,925,588
Program services$1,291,935$1,273,543$1,380,176$1,475,985$1,510,906
Management and general$337,530$315,061$246,643$291,141$293,778
Total expenses$1,800,145$1,754,462$1,738,397$1,959,933$1,925,751
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$291,415$462,549$445,993$99,621($163)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$291,415$462,549$445,993$99,621($163)


Dr Stan WallacePresident & CEO$136,268

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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Global Scholars began in 1986 as the International Institute for Christian Studies (IICS). Founder and first president, Dr. Danny McCain, had the vision to establish Departments of Christian Studies in public universities around the world. In 1988, he and his family moved to Nigeria to begin a pilot project. Over 30 years later, he continues to teach in Nigeria.

In the 1990s, under the leadership of Dr. Daryl McCarthy, IICS' second president, the vision expanded to send professors to teach in all academic disciplines. Over the next two decades, Global Scholars expanded to 35 nations.

Global Scholars' third President, Dr. Stan Wallace, leads in a new season of growth. Joining IICS in 2010 and becoming the third president in 2014, Dr. Wallace has led the rebranding of IICS to Global Scholars, restructured the ministry, and has overseen the establishment of the Society of Christian Scholars. This last decade has been an unprecedented season of growth for Global Scholars.

Global Scholars is now poised to have an even greater impact in global higher education. With the launch of our Lasting Change 2023 strategic plan, we are now working to equip 800 Christian professors in 60 nations to influence 134,000 students for Christ each year!

Program accomplishments

37 Years of Service

92 Countries Served

984 Professors Equipped

442,717 Students Influenced